Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chrysanthemums festival at Yushima Tenjin


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Yushimateijin celebrates the chrysanthemum flower festival every year, around November. The temple grounds fill up with the autumn flower aroma as a large number of arrangements of this flower are on display.

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Displays are in two varieties: flower arrangements and theme arrangements.
Flower arrangements are displays based on varieties of the flower.

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Theme arrangements have a scene created or decorated with the flower; artisans paint a scene with the chrisantemum flower..

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Every year there is a display of mannequins with Kimonos made of the flower. This year the theme of the display is “Gou” a trendy sengoku period soap opera based on the life of the Oeyo, wife of the second Tokugawa Shogun and mother of the third one.

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Additionally, many families visit the temple to celebrate the Shichi-go-san, or celebratory temple visit for girls of seven, five, and three years old of age.



2 comments:

AdelaideBen said...

Nice one - but not sure about the whole floral kimono thing (kinda looks like the dry-cleaning's going to be expensive). ?-)

islandjp said...

But, I least you won't have to pay for cologne anymore, I'll be worried about the bees though